I have mixed feelings about this product. I agree with the other recviewes that it is probably best for truly medium skintones. I am NW20 (MAC)and while it's a bit darker than what I'd choose, it blends in very well. I can get away with it in natural daylight without looking freakish. In any event, I am going to hang onto it for use in the summer when my skin is a bit darker or for a quick fix when needed. The packaging looks cheap, but BeneFit isn't known for superb packaging anyway. Also, the sponge that is provided is very thin.
I can see how some people would really love this product and some would think it's "just ok". I would not repurchase for the price. I am sure there are lower-end alternatives out there that would perform comparably.
AMAZING! I think this may be an HG! Looks very natural, feels like silk, hides imperfections, and takes away shine! It's sheer and soft and I just LOVE IT!
I got a sample of this from Sephora also and almost didn't try it because the idea of it strikes me as so absurd. One shade fits all? Are you kidding me? How many HE counters have I been to to have all number of SA's expertly match me to my foundation shades over the years? and not a single match has ever been truly perfect. Well. . . turns out I am one of the lucky ones this shade really works for--I must have truly medium skin--this stuff was MADE for me, it's unbelievable. It doesn't look like I am wearing any sort of base. . . my skin just looks better. The cutsy poopsy packaging makes me gag, and I usually hate most Benefit products, but I am buying this full size as soon as I use my 2 samples up (barring any strange skin reactions, of course).
I got this as a sample from the Sephora cirque code. I'm NC20 in MAC, Stila 20 watts, and this was way too dark for me. My face looked orangey. I really liked the texture of this product, and the smooth finish. It doesn't feel like you are wearing foundation at all, and my skin feels so smooth. It has very minimal coverage, so if you are looking for at least medium coverage, this wouldn't be a good choice. I'll keep my sample for when I go to the Bahamas, as I'm sure I'll be darker then, but I won't purchase.
Wow. I'm very impressed. I never would have thought that a 1-color product would look good on my fair, warm-toned skin. Boy, am I wrong. This is a fantastic, sheer foundation that really does even out your skintone (you don't think you need it, but you do)and it looks invisible. I can't believe this is so good. I haven't bought a Benefit product in years because I really thought their quality wasn't that great, but this is so fabulous. You really must try this out. So natural and not powdery at all. I have very sensitive skin (for example, if I walk into a smoky bar, my skin will turn blotchy), and so far this has not given me any kind of reaction. Really...give this a try. I was so pleasantly surprised. :)
I have pale ruddy skin, and thought that I needed a full coverage foundation to even out my skintone. Tinted moisturizers just never did the trick. So imagine my surprise when I tried this "un-foundation" at Sephora, and it made my skin look flawless and natural. Unbelievable. I love this product. The cream dries to a fine powder, but doesn't look powdery (you know what I mean). My new favorite.
I love Some Kinda Gorgeous. I stopped wearing foundation about a year ago because my pores get clogged, but I don't like those mineral powder foundations because they look too, well, powdery. I am a very fair complected redhead, and this color ("one shade fits most") is perfect. I can see it looks a little dark when I first apply it, but when I blend it, it becomes invisible, but leaves my skin with an even, smooth finish. I look like I have great skin. I use a wedge sponge instead of the round sponge that comes with it, for a better application. I had tried Benefit's You Rebel, and like Some Kinda Gorgeous, it's "one shade fits most," but I found You Rebel looked too dark on my skin tone and I returned it. I think I've found the perfect foundation with Some Kinda Gorgeous. It's light and sheer and it makes my skin look great.
This stuff is pretty nice. It is one-color-fits-most, and it is very sheer so it blends in nicely which makes it very forgiving for different skin colors. It is a creamy beige-apricot color that is sheer enough to work on most light and medium skin colors. If you are ultra-pale Snow-White white, then this might be a bit too dark for you, and if you are very dark skinned it may be a bit too light for you. But for most light and medium skin colors it should work nicely. "Some Kind-A Gorgeous" goes on very creamy and then dries to a soft satiny-powder finish. It looks super natural. It somehow melts into skin and looks like your skin but better, unlike typical foundations which leave an obvious "make-up" finish on your skin. After I apply "Some Kind-A Gorgeous" I follow it with a light dusting of loose powder, and it really makes for a pretty finish on my skin. Very nice.
I have pale, yet uneven skin tone and this wonderful product makes me look so clean and polished! I do use it under foundatin of course, because it doesnt cover my blemishes. I am still in love with this, and so glad I bought it!
The cute packaging helps too :)
Although the color is perfect for my skin, the consistancy leaves something to be desired. At first it was smooth to be applied but after a while, it thickens and appears blotchy on my skin. I've had horrible experience with BeneFit. Will not be repurchasing. Might make a good base concealer but I'm not going to be putting any more energy in the use of this product.